Come Visit Us!

Our Campus Visit Program is an excellent way to explore our beautiful campuses. Discover our North Campus in the heart of Edmonton, Alberta, or visit Campus Saint-Jean or Augustana campus, offering specialized visits for guests.


Your campus visit

Your visit will showcase our beautiful campus buildings, student life, and student services. You will also have the opportunity to visit first-year residences, speak with an advisor, and meet current students. Read more about how you can customize your visit below.





Campus visit

Campus Visits begin in Student Connect with a short presentation on programs, admissions, and the application process, as well as an opportunity to connect with advisors, followed by a 60-minute walking tour of campus. Book a campus visit »

Get more from your time on campus! Learn more about Campus Visit options to help you plan your visit.

Campus Tour

Current UAlberta students will feature the history, purpose, and quirks of the most popular buildings on our North Campus on this 60-minute walking tour.

Faculty Academic Advising Sessions

Faculty Academic Advising sessions provide guests an opportunity to learn more about their program of interest by speaking with a Faculty Advisor. Bring your questions and prepare to learn more about applying, admission, registration, and more!

General Academic Advising Sessions

General Academic Advising sessions allow guests to learn about various programs offered at the University of Alberta. Learn more about admission to the U of A and the application process. Book a General Academic Advising session where you will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a UAlberta advisor and have your questions answered.

Lister Residence Tour

This 45-minute walking tour of Lister Centre, our traditional first-year dormitory, provides guests with an accurate and engaging view of what life is like as a resident at the University of Alberta.

Saturday Tours

Visiting Edmonton on the weekend? We offer campus tours on select Saturdays in 2017! Book your weekend visit on February 18, March 11, and April 8 using the booking tool.  


Group Visits

Counsellors and teachers are invited to bring their students to campus. Our group visits offer the option for an academic presentation to help students learn more about programs, application process, admissions, and scholarships followed by a 60-minute walking tour of campus led by current UAlberta students. Students will learn about the history, purpose, and quirks of the most popular buildings on our North Campus. Book a group visit »

Group tours are available  Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Get more from your time on campus! Learn more about Campus Visit options to help you plan your visit.

ACADEMIC PRESENTATION

Academic presentations provide visiting groups with the opportunity to learn about UAlberta programs, admission requirements, application process, scholarships, and more.

LISTER RESIDENCE TOUR

This 45-minute walking tour of Lister Centre, our traditional first-year dormitory, provides guests with an accurate and engaging view of what life is like as a resident at the University of Alberta.

ABORIGINAL FOCUS

The University of Alberta is home to a diverse and welcoming community of over 1,000 Aboriginal students. We celebrate our Aboriginal heritage, including the ancestral lands on which our university is located. Tours with an Aboriginal focus are available to learn about services, support and opportunities for Aboriginal students.

INTERNATIONAL FOCUS

The University of Alberta is proud to have over 5,000 International students from 170 countries. Learn more about our International campus community and the additional services and supports available. 

SCAVENGER HUNT

Have young guests? No problem! We offer an interactive scavenger hunt tour for elementary-school-age guests to keep young visitors entertained along the way.


Sustainabilty Campus tour

This 60-minute walking tour focuses on the facts and features of the University of Alberta that make it one of the highest ranked universities in Canada for sustainability performance. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about our commitment to sustainability. Book a sustainability tour or a group sustainability tour »


Make the most of your visit

Whether you’re staying for the day or for a few nights, the University of Alberta campus and city of Edmonton have plenty to offer.

What to do in Edmonton

From year-round festivals, to winter wonderland, to the picturesque river valley, explore Canada’s youngest, fastest growing city and all it has to offer.

Getting here

There are several nearby places to park on campus. More information » 

The U of A is serviced by multiple LRT and bus stops. Find your way on public transit »

The University of Alberta has four Edmonton campuses. View the maps »


Where to stay

Visit Explore Edmonton: Accommodations for more details on where to stay. On-campus guest rooms are also available at our Lister Conference Centre.

What to do on campus

Want a taste of life on campus? Check out our calendar of events, dining options, or the campus bookstore. Take a look at our museums, Fine Arts Building Gallery, and Bruce Peel Special Collections & Archives and explore some of the rich history right on campus.

Other ways to see campus

Whether a walking tour doesn’t fit your schedule, you can’t make it to campus, or you want to see campus before your visit, there are a variety of ways for you to experience campus on your own time.

Virtual tour

Can’t make it to campus? You can take a virtual tour online, with a real UAlberta student as your guide. These immersive, interactive tours let you explore campus in amazing detail, on your own time.

Self-guided tour

In addition to tours offered through our Campus Visit Program, we have created a Self-Guided Tour (PDF) of our North Campus. This tour visits 20 of the most commonly used destinations on campus.

The University of Alberta is committed to accessibility for all students and guests. Please include any accessibility requests or additional details in your Campus Visit registration.

Questions about your visit?

Don't hesitate to contact Student Connect! We're excited to welcome you to the University of Alberta!